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NDIS updates

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

Keep up-to-date with the latest NDIS news here.

You can also read more about how we’re getting ready for the NDIS.

NDIS information sessions – August 2016

Please note the planned session for Dalby has been cancelled. Our NDIS team are available to answer your questions on 1300 SPINAL. As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is progressively rolled out across Queensland, Spinal Life Australia will hold information sessions in key regional centres. Attending a session will give you insights to assist you […]

Top questions on the NDIS

Here are your top questions on the NDIS. Q: I have had paraplegia for years now. I receive support from MASS (Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme) and CAEATI (Community Aids Equipment and Assistive Technology Initiative) for my equipment so I don’t need the NDIS. A: If you are under 65 years of age when the NDIS […]

QDN offers local support groups

With the move towards a national approach to supporting people with disability to maximise their full potential and participate as equal citizens in the community, it is important people are connected with each other and their local communities. Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) invites people with disability to be involved in a Local Support Group, […]

Spinal NDIS information sessions

During November and December 2015 we hosted 12 information sessions across Queensland on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The sessions were our initiative to give our members and clients greater insight into the NDIS and what it will mean to them. If you were unable to attend a session, download our booklet and fact sheets […]

Carer Gateway a one-stop-shop

A new Carer Gateway will help carers access practical information and advice, and connect with services in their local area. Launched by the Australian Government, it will  make it easier for carers to find the services that are right for them. The Carer Gateway includes a website, phone service and service finder. Carers can visit […]

NDIS early launch announcement

The Queensland Government has announced eligible people with a disability in Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island will be able to sign up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from early 2016. Specifically the early rollout will be available to: people with a disability aged under 18 who live in Townsville and Charters Towers […]

Queensland Government announces NDIS Workforce Strategy

The Queensland Government has announced it will spend $1.03 million to expand and skill up the Queensland workforce ahead of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke announced the State Government’s support for the sector-led Queensland NDIS Workforce Strategy, at a National Disability Services (NDS) NDIS briefing in Brisbane on Friday, 28 […]

Aged care reforms

To give older people more choice, easier access and better care, the Australian Government is progressively reforming the aged care system. These reforms are mirroring those taking place for disability services with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Aged Care Reform Agenda includes a streamlined central gateway for services – ( This is similar […]

Connecting people with disability

Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) is an important part of the NDIS that provides information, linkages and referrals to efficiently and effectively connect people with disability, their families and carers with appropriate disability, community and mainstream supports. Earlier this year interested individuals and organisations were able to comment on a draft ILC Policy Framework. People […]

Countdown to the NDIS

The spring edition of The Advocate is out now. It contains our latest updates on the NDIS and what it will mean to you. Read all about the NDIS on pages 22, 23, and 24. We also answer your most popular questions on page 38.